At the invitation of the IncoNet EaP Scientific Coordinator (see http://www.inco-eap.net), the IASON project, represented by the Partner from Caucasus Region, GIS and RS Consulting Center “GeoGraphic”, Georgia, participated in the first of three planned IncoNet EaP Policy Stakeholders Conferences, organised by IncoNet EaP, held this time in Yerevan, Armenia, 15-16 May 2014, and hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. The focus of the first Conference was on the EU-EaP STI cooperation in addressing the Societal Challenge of Climate Change, an important pillar for the IASON project as well. [read more] The goal of the Conference was to formulate recommendations on the enhancement of the EU-EaP STI cooperation in addressing climate issues which could be integrated in the current and forthcoming agendas and funding instruments by the relevant STI actors involved in cooperation.
The Conference encompassed the overview of various international policies, initiatives and programmes targeting the region, such as UN-multilateral, EU-funded and bi-lateral projects, as well as a mix of national EaP programmes. The Conference provided an excellent opportunity of bringing together a good number of best practice examples of projects from the region with the aim to create synergies among them and exploit the potential for networking and future cooperation in H2020.
Over the course of the two days of the Policy Stakeholders Conference more than 30 presentations were made, including one by IASON. The conference updated and additional information (presentations, agenda, gallery) can be found at IncoNet EaP project webpage.
IASON - Fostering sustainability and uptake of research results through Networking activities in Black Sea & Mediterranean areas